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Paul's Homewood Cafe
Paul's Homewood Cafe

Paul's Homewood Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paulscafe-annapolis.com
  • Phone: (410) 267-7891 x104
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hollywood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Nicholas (410) 267-7891 x202

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodlawn
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Paul's Homewood Cafe
Blending the tastes of the Chesapeake with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Paul’s Homewood Cafe will entice you with an intriguing menu. Choose from a selection of Mediterranean and Greek specialties, or American favorites including grilled steaks and our version of the Maryland crab cake. Our popular dining room has the classy, yet casual feel of a European bistro and there is a separate dining room upstairs for private gatherings. Located away from the bustle of the city's historic district, our Zagat-rated restaurant offers plenty of free, off-street parking. If you never visited us, come experience our family-friendly atmosphere and the food that has made Paul's Homewood Cafe an Annapolis favorite for more than 60 years. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed some of the specials."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "As always, Paul's serves wonderful food and it's always enjoyed. Everything was wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was not a particularly pleasant experience. Service was subpar, but due to obvious understaffing. Our server was the only one we saw covering 8 tables and she was quite frazzled trying to keep up with the workload. In fact when she finally made it to our table, she asked how we were doing and I said,"How are you?" to which she replied, "Busy!" (Off putting). There were flies hovering around our (indoor) table while we were eating. The food is just mediocre, despite a lovely list of specials. Disappointing. We won't be rushing back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Paul's did not dissappoint! Nice easy dining experience. The food was great. The kitchen was a tad slow this visit but that was due to a large part just ahead of us. Very nice to be able to enjoy a good meal in a pleasant, unrushed atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of our goto places Paul's never disappoints and always impresses first timers, two of whom accompanied us on our latest visit. Bison meatloaf, mussels, clams, moussaka, watermelon salad were all devoured. Once again, we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We've been here several times and have always had the meze platter. It's a lot of good Greek food at a very reasonable price. Get the calamari too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our second time there and the food was very good but we waited 25 minutes which is rather long for breakfast food. Not sure if it was because it was Father's Day and that the kitchen was over whelmed. Nice place for breakfast will try again for dinner or lunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "WAITER was excellent---he made great suggestions --everyone's food was terrific-----2 of us had the meza plates, and it was more than enough. It also gives you something of everything you want to try. I had the fried egg plant appetizer with balsamic reduction. It was honestly one of the best appetizers I have ever had. The only negative is the noise level---and our guests mentioned it during the meal. But I guess that means there are a lot of happy diners!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Paul's is a lovely locally owned restaurant. For people in our area, this is the "go to" spot for a great meal in a thoughtfully eclectic environment. The owners and staff are genuinely friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have been several times for date night and it is great! the food is good. There is something for everyone. It's a great mix of greek food and local favorites (e.g. crab cakes and fish). "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I just discovered this neighborhood gem a few months ago. Since then, we've been back several times for brunch, and even invited / recommended this place to our friends. We bragged about the great food, reasonable prices, and complimentary mimosas & bloody Mary's. Unfortunately, we invited friends and fam to join us on Mother's Day and the menu food and prices were changed. Prices were raised and The mimosas were $5 each. The food was fair. They decided to provide "candied" bacon, which was terrible. It was thickly coated with crusty brown sugar. Awful experience. My husband and I were put off by them raising the prices. Greedy business practice left a bad impression with all of us. No more holidays at Paul's."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Pauls Homewood Café was fantastic. Haven't been there since the redo - but it still has the great atmosphere it always had. Food was fantastic and the service superb"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "A girlfriend and I came here for Restaurant week hoping to get a good taste of the menu so we could return again. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. It seems they put dishes not on the menu on the restaurant week menu instead of making their dishes smaller to match the price. They were out of the 2 dinner options I wanted to try, and the dessert I was interested in. I opted for a steak which was underdone and not very flavorful. I also got the flourless chocolate cake, which was so bad, I still cannot eat chocolate cake. It was thick and cold and just tasted like dry pudding skin. Sadly, even though it is close to my home, I don't see myself returning for a while. It appears people have good experiences, maybe forgo restaurant week! "
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great little place. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. I love to see a place where there is teamwork. Everyone assisted to make sure our water glasses were full, empty dishes were removed, etc. Mariquis? our bus person was especially attentive! Food was very good and so was the locally produced organic ice cream! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was a little off on Friday night April 25. They over cooked the lamb chops, missed some ingredients in the Greek salad and over cooked the veggies. Rather dissapointing with the food. But the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My mom was visiting from New Hampshire for a few days and she didn't want another dive bar. Paul's is far from that. It's a beautiful restaurant and bar with decent priced small plates and entrees. They have my favorite wine so I was sold as soon as we ordered drinks. The service was amazing. We were sitting at our table within minutes with the reservation that I had made. I ordered the mussels and they were so good. I will be back again. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My evening at Paul's would have been perfect but for the noise level. I would avoid the downstairs room nearest West Street during peak hours-- it's deafening. All four of us had to lean in and practically yell to be heard above the other parties all doing the same. If I can't find a quieter part of the place, I won't be going back-- at least when it's likely to be full."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Paul's has great Mediterranean food. It's a good place to dine if you're gluten-free. The staff and chef are very accommodating to special requests."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Paul's has been a favorite of ours. It is gracious yet informal with a very friendly and attentive staff to complement the ample and varied menu. We took some first time visitors to Annapolis for dinner and they were as impressed and enjoyed Paul's as we have for years."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food at Paul's is very good and there are lots of options from small plates to full meals. Fabulous tirimisu."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From food to service to atmosphere, everything was just right. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have eaten at Paul's twice in the past month. The positives is the ambience, cocktails, wine selection and service. My selection of entrees both times has been okay. I ordered the lamb shish kebob and they were overcooked. However, my spouse ordered a special, lamb chops which were cooked the temp I ordered for my own and were excellent. I've even found their Greek selections wanting, however it doesn't discourage me from coming back. And whomever was attending bar, the Cosmopolitan was "perfect'!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We found this nice place by reading reviews and wanting to go somewhere not near the harbor. Brunch was excellent. Many tasty choices and excellent service. We will be back and now have a new place away from the tourists."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We love Paul's. The staff is friendly and reliable, and the food is usually very good, hot, and moderately priced. The hostess (she may be an owner) will really try to accommodate you even if you don't have reservations -- but do try to get reservations, because this popular neighborhood gem fills up fast!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Absolutely lovely dinner - great wines, and fabulous food. We found the food pairings imaginative and absolutely loved the seafood course - the papparadelle with the chipotle hit the right note of bite to interplay with the wine. Every course was well executed, and delivered at the appropriate temperature, which is no easy feat when serving a group that size. We'll continue to come back - for dinner, and for special evenings!! Thanks for hosting this great winery - we're going to be in touch with them about bringing a group down."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wow, the food here is just delicious. Greek selections but also excellent seafood. Incredible small plates and appetizers. reservations are a good idea!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times before but this was the first time with my friend and her daughter who wanted to try Greek food. Our server, Mia, was so patient and accommodating to explain the differences between the Meze dinner choices that even I learned something! She was cheery the whole time and made herself available for more questions even while being quite busy with her other tables including a large group seated next to us. This is a great place with great food and a nice atmosphere. It's definitely one of the top spots to go to in Annapolis!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The one thing I've never liked about going out to eat is the master-servant dynamic between the wait-person and me. That might sound weird: many people go to restaurants precisely in order to be served. But if you're still reading, maybe you've had some of the same feelings I've had. In any case, at Paul's our waiter made the dining experience so relaxed and easy that I didn't feel as if the relationship between us and him were unequal. He was just himself, which turned out to be charming. He was neither too invasive nor too scarce: he always seemed to be there right when we needed something--he just intuited it. He could easily work at a four-star restaurant in some large, fancy city, but I'm glad we have him here in Annapolis."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Everything from the food to the friendly service is number one - I would like to give it more than five stars!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Found this off -the-beaten path restaurant during Restaurant Week 2014. It had high reviews on Trip Advisor so we thought we'd give them a shot. Although they seemed to be a bit overwhelmed when we first arrived (no hostess greeting for almost 5 minutes despite showing up right on time for our reservation), once we were seated it was a very pleasurable experience. The food was very good and the service was top notch. The Oysters Rockefeller and Pork Osso Bucco were both amazing. We will most certainly be back and recommend this restaurant to friends. It is just a shame that we didn't find this gem until only recently."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant b/c of their cuisine and specials for Restaurant Week. We didn't expect to be seated next to a party of 7 women who thought they were alone in a room. The acoustics did not allow for easy conversation. We were in a hurry to eat and get out just to have some quiet. Food was good; we might go back at a very early time to experience the Greek cuisine."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy going to Paul's. Great food and a nice atmosphere. We have brought a number of friends with us and they all end up coming back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Paul's. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. There were lots of things on the menu that we wanted to try and, after such a positive experience, we will definitely go back for them."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. Our service was horrible because they were under staffed. A dish came out wrong, we waited for drinks for a very long time on multiple occasions, & although the pork ossobucco was very good the grouper tasted like a frozen tv meal. Not sure if we will go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This is a gem of a place. Plagued with tourist trap pubs and chain food slop, Annapolis is a real food desert. Paul's is respite - a family-run gem where the owners care about quality and service. The food is always fresh and high quality. Sunday brunch is fabulous and I enjoy their seafood options. Each and every time, the service has been friendly. Only complaint: fresh-squeezed juice in their complimentary mimosas would be nice!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great ambiance and menu selection for Valentines Day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service, great small resturant feel. Fish was amazing, Chilean sea bass. Girlfriend had seafood pasta dish. She said it was very good, and spicy. Wine list was plentifull, we went with an Argentina pino nior. Everything was cooked in house and prepared beautifully. Food was hot but definitely not microwaved. I have worked as a bartender and server for a combined 7 years, and I was very impressed with this place. I will definitely return. Recommend for special occasions like birthday, anniversary, or just a romantic night out. Thank you Paul's, George"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner and service, the only complaint of the 4 course dinner was the second course...the salad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebrating birthdays. Good food, service. Out of Sea Bass, which I was going to order after looking at the menu on line. But enjoyed a steak instead. Staff friendly and professional."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great local restaurant in Annapolis. Well known by most locals. Good meal moderately priced. I would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014